Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies

The Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies is a comprehensive music degree that is supported by a program of worship, theological and general studies. This degree is structured to develop musicians who will utilize their talent to serve and lead in church or mission settings. Students successfully completing this specialized worship degree may choose to continue their preparation at the graduate level in church music or worship studies.

All students in the School of Church Music and Worship are required to minister in the music program of a local church or organization during the time they are enrolled in their degree programs.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Music Core

Theory and Musicianship I THY 1104 4
Theory and Musicianship II THY 1204 4
Theory and Musicianship III THY 2104 4
Theory and Musicianship IV THY 2204 4
Musics of the World MHS 2002 2
Music History I: Antiquity-Renaissance MHS 2102 2
Music History II: Baroque-Classical MHS 2202 2
Music History III: Nineteenth Century to Present MHS 2302 2
Conducting I CON 3622 2
Conducting II: Choral and Instrumental CON 3652 2
Voice Pedagogy VOI 1902 2
Rehearsal Techniques for Vocal Ensembles WOR 3112 2
Texas Baptist College Choir (four semesters) ENS 1008 2
Worship Band (two semesters) ENS 1xx8 1
Ensemble (two semesters) ENS 1xx8 1
Piano Proficiency (students may need to complete Piano Foundations I-IV in preparation for PIA 1500) PIA 1500 0
Voice Proficiency VOI 1500 0
Students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2402 and 2502 to satisfy the Voice Proficiency.    
Performance Lab (eight semesters) PFL 1100 0
Applied Study (must enroll concurrently in Master Class)
Voice must be Applied or Secondary Applied.
Applied I (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 1105 1.5
Applied II (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 1205 1.5
Applied III (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 2105 1.5
Applied IV (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 2205 1.5
Sophomore Upper Level Examination VOI/PIA/GTR 2000 0
Applied V (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 3105 1.5
Applied VI and Junior Recital (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 3202 2
Applied VII (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 4105 1.5
Applied VIII and Senior Worship Project (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 4202 2
Secondary Applied Study (after completion of appropriate proficiency)
Secondary Applied I (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 1111 1
Secondary Applied II (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 1211 1
Secondary Applied III (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 2111 1
Secondary Applied IV (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 2211 1
  Total Music Core 53

Worship Studies

Biblical Foundations of Worship WOR 1102 2
Introduction to Congregational Worship Music WOR 2102 2
The Ministry of Planning and Leading Worship WOR 3102 2
Leading a Comprehensive Music and Worship Ministry WOR 3132 2
Culture, Philosophy, and Worship WOR 3222 2
Technology for Worship I WOR 3232 2
Technology for Worship II WOR 3242 2
Arranging and Orchestration THY 4122 2
Song Writing for Corporate Worship COM 4232 2
Worship Leading Lab I WOR 2108 .5
Worship Leading Lab II WOR 2208 .5
Rehearsal Techniques for Worship Bands WOR 3122 2
Rhythm Section Techniques (select four different instruments):   2
Techniques in Acoustic Guitar I WOR 2018  
Techniques in Electric Guitar I WOR 2028  
Techniques in Bass Guitar I WOR 2038  
Techniques in Drum Set I WOR 2048  
Techniques in Keyboard I WOR 2058  
Techniques in Acoustic Guitar II WOR 2118  
Techniques in Electric Guitar II WOR 2128  
Techniques in Bass Guitar II WOR 2138  
Techniques in Drum Set II WOR 2148  
Techniques in Keyboard II WOR 2158  
Field Education    
Worship Internship I WOR 2068 .5
Worship Internship II WOR 2078 .5
Worship Internship III WOR 2088 .5
Worship Internship IV WOR 2098 .5
Summer Internship WOR 4401 1
  Total Worship Studies 26

General Studies

General Education Core    
English I - Academic Writing ENG 1113 3
English II - Advanced Academic Writing ENG 1213 3
Natural Science NAS 4203 3
Critical Thinking REA 1153 3
Introduction to Christian Ethics SOS 3313 3
Evangelism EVA 2213 3
Spiritual Formation BIB 1013 3
Chapel CHP 1000 (six semesters)
Select one course: Select one: 3
Great Books of Early Western Civilization IDE 1103  
Great Books of Late Antiquity IDE 1213  
Great Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance IDE 2163  
Great Books of the Enlightenment IDE 3103  
Great Books of the 19th Century IDE 3203  
Great Books of the 20th Century IDE 4103  

Biblical and Theological Studies

Old Testament I OTS 1113 3
Old Testament II OTS 1123 3
New Testament I NTS 2113 3
New Testament II NTS 2123 3
Biblical Theology BIB 1173 3
Systematic Theology I THE 3033 3
Systematic Theology II THE 4033 3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043 3
  Total General Studies 48
  Degree Total 127